You value your Westchester, NY, property and want the lawn and landscape to look its best year-round. Maybe you’ve hired other landscapers to do the work before, but you’re not getting the results you expected. No doubt, caring for your landscape—and doing it right—takes lawn care expertise and attention to detail. As with anything, input = output. But how do you know if a landscape company is really equipped to maintain your property without finding out the hard way that the provider just isn’t the right fit?
The good news is, you don’t have to find out the hard way.
There are some essential qualities to look for when you compare landscape companies in Westchester, NY. Knowing what questions to ask as you interview lawn care companies will save you from spending money on a service that will ultimately fail. Lean in while we share some pointers for weeding out the average lawn care companies so you can hire a quality, full-service provider.
The Best Results—Full-Service Lawn Care
What services does the lawn care company offer—and how often will they visit your Westchester, NY landscape? Some lawn care companies strictly offer fertilizer and weed control services, maybe with some spot-treating or aeration as a la carte options. Other landscape maintenance companies focus solely on mowing, edging and blowing. But what about the trees and shrubs? And, don’t forget the irrigation system and its maintenance needs.
For the best results, you want a full-service lawn care professional that can assign a team to your property to manage all your maintenance needs.
>>The Bottom Line: A single-source provider with in-house lawn care specialists will optimize the health and beauty of your property because the company is capable of doing more than just fertilizer, or more than just mow grass. Look for a lawn care company that provides lawn care, plant health care, spring and fall cleanups, and enhancements. Also, when you choose a firm that has a design/build division and in-house landscape architect, you can rely on the lawn care company when you’re ready to build that patio, pool or spa.
Hire a Lawn Care Expert
You’re hiring a lawn care company to maintain your Westchester, NY, property. But really, you’re recruiting a team—people who have deep horticultural knowledge can troubleshoot lawn care problems and are schooled on the latest products and equipment to get the job done right. Good people make all the difference. You want a lawn care expert on your property who can identify potential issues before they become costly fixes. Basically, you’re hiring a lawn care professional who will take pride in your lawn as if it were his or her own.
>>The Bottom Line: Find out whether the lawn care company has certified, licensed technicians. Look for a lawn care company that invests in its people with ongoing training. And, find out who will be on your property—what team will you see caring for your lawn on a regular basis? Who is your account manager, or point person? How will they stay in touch with you to keep you updated about your property maintenance? Get these answers before you sign a contract. Check out our FAQs.
Ask About Insurance and Licensing
It should go without saying that the lawn care company you hire must be licensed and insured. Don’t assume a landscaper is—you’d be surprised how many providers are mowing, treating lawns and planting landscapes without this critical protection. A professional lawn care company will also participate in industry associations and may hold additional credentials, such as those through the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).
>>The Bottom Line: You want to know that the professionals caring for your lawn are trustworthy, safe, properly insured and licensed so you are not assuming a liability by hiring them.
A True Partner Cares for Your Lawn
There are lawn care companies that are “doers,” and they’ll come out to your Westchester, NY property for scheduled applications, and show up to spot-treat weeds if you call them with a complaint. They do the lawn care. Period. (Is that all you’re looking for?)
There are full-service lawn care companies that can be the single-source provider for your landscape maintenance needs. This makes it easy for you to have one contact, along with the benefits we described earlier.
But wait. There is more.
Ideally, a full-service lawn care company will take a consultative approach and act as a true partner that’s looking out for the health and beauty of your property. That means identifying opportunities to improve the landscape, and noticing issues so they can be resolved quickly and cost-effectively. It means listening to your dreams for the landscape—plans you hope to execute one day—and helping you with a master plan so you can make those ideas a reality.
>>The Bottom Line: When your lawn care company is a partner, you actually get hassle-free lawn care you can trust because the team maintaining your property is invested in the results.
Comparing Lawn Care Companies in Westchester, NY? Get the Answers.
Deciding what lawn care company should maintain your landscape? Give us a call and we’ll visit your Westchester, NY property. Contact us at 914.271.7996, or fill out this simple form and we’ll get in touch with you.